395,000 GSF, 36,700 M2
Architecture, Interior Architecture, Programming
Distinction Award -- Project in Progress
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Inspired by both the historical significance of its campus and the sustainability goals for Alameda County, SmithGroupJJR in association with RATCLIFF and Shah Kawasaki Architects, teamed with Clark Design/Build of California to redevelop Highland Hospital to better serve the community far into the future.
As the county’s main trauma center, the campus required a major reworking. The plan calls for demolishing six buildings and constructing two large replacements: a new, 315,000-square-foot inpatient tower and an 80,000-square-foot medical office building. A new and inviting front entrance adds unmistakable identity, while an interior courtyard infuses the interiors with light and air.
The central courtyard and the minimal building facades that reflect the scale and rhythm of existing historic buildings restores the master plan vision developed in the 1920s. The interior design, on the other hand, takes inspiration from the contemporary diversity and cultural richness of Alameda County and the tranquility of the East Bay area’s natural landscape to enhance the overall patient experience. Sustainable and of its place, Highland Hospital is a new landmark in the foothills of Oakland.
A New Day at Alameda Health System
Learn more about this extensive renewal project, and watch it rise on the live webcam.
Highland Hospital's Face-Lift Begins
The SF Chronicle reports on the project and how it will improve care for the Oakland community.
The Waiting Room
This award-winning film documents a day-in-the-life of Highland's busy emergency room. See why we do what we do.